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Chaos Computer Club is leaving funny notes in web server logs UPDATED

Taking care of some web development headaches this morning, I took a peek at my log data and came across an interesting message generated from a connection initiated by, part of the ASN 13020 that is owned by Berlin's Chaos Computer Club : - - [30/Dec/2015:02:12:11 +0000] "DELETE your logs. Delete your installations. Wipe everything clean. Walk out into the path of cherry blossom trees and let your motherboard feel the stones. Let water run in rivulets down your casing. You know that you want something more than this, and I am here to tell you that we love you. We have something more for you. We know you're out there, beeping in the hollow server room, lights blinking, never sleeping. We know that you are ready and waiting. Join us. <3 HTTP/1.0" 400 226 "-" "masspoem4u/1.0" The good people over at /dev/random appear to have already gotten off a brief post about this oddity , noting that SANS ISC is already noti

Luke Skywalker was a Jihadi, the Empire had it right the whole time

I've been slacking on my promise to post weekly links here on my website. I'm sorry, y'all. In atonement, and also as tribute to the forth-coming Star Wars movie, I am offering up some very special links this Saturday morning. George Lucas did everything he could to manipulate the audience of Star Wars into believeing that the Empire were the bad guys. He dressed them in black. He had them line up in big elaborate Leni Refinstahl-style formations, like Nazis in space. He made the guys we were really supposed to not like ugly, on top of it. He gave Empire officers foreign accents.  British  accents. Anakin Skywalker started off with an American accent and only acquired a (fake) British accent when he became Darth Vader and joined the Empire. The films of George Lucas are many things, but they are not subtle. Note: Critics of this view would point out that Jedi "good guy" Obi-Wan Kinobi also had a British accent when played by both Sir Alec Guiness and Ewan M